One listen to Cashman's delightful work here, and it's obvious that he relishes his role as narrator of this laugh-out-loud sequel to Anderson's Whales on Stilts. Lily and her friends, Jasper and Katie both of whom happen to be stars of their own series of middle school adventure books are trying to enjoy a well deserved vacation at the Moose Tongue Lodge and Resort. However, they find that several other children's book heroes are also staying at the resort. Then, before you can say "Jupiter's Moons!" the young heroes' simple R&R turns into a full-fledged mystery, complete with kidnappings, deadly snakes, narrow escapes and the theft of a priceless necklace. Anderson fills his book with oddball characters and inspired, rapid-fire dialogue, and Cashman matches him beat for outlandish beat. He leaps back and forth between characters with an energy and commitment that is infectious in its enthusiasm. This fine combination of author and material translates into an audio adventure that will tickle funny bones of all ages. Ages 10-up. (June) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
*"Great Scott! The author of Whales on Stilts has dashed off a swell sequel…Never has the Hardy Boys-Nancy Drew axis been knocked further or more delightfully askew."
—Booklist, starred review
“Plenty of side-splitting humor will keep fans wanting more.”
*R (special distinction) "Gadgety, horror-filled fun... Mystery buff and fans of vintage series fiction will not be disapponted, while those who think they've left old favorites behind may be prompted after this nostalgic romp to pick them up again."The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (July 2006)